Re: find on collections of pairs - any shortcuts, or do I need my own functor?

Jeff Schwab <>
Sun, 24 May 2009 13:20:02 -0400
Andy Champ wrote:

I have a collection - std::vector or anything - containing pairs of
objects. It's a bit like a map, except the key value can't have a
sensible operator<. It does have an operator==.

Is there a shortcut (bind_first or somesuch) that will allow me to run a
find() on the collection and find a pair with a given key value - or
should I just write my own functor?

Write the functor. Alternatively, replace the std::vector (or whatever)
with an unordered_map, since unordered_map intrinsically knows about
keys and values, and does not require operator<. You'd still have to
write a functor, though, for the hash function.

#include <boost/unordered_map.hpp>
#include <functional>
#include <iostream>
#include <utility>

struct my_type
     int value;

     my_type( int i )
       : value( i ) { }

bool operator==(my_type const& a, my_type const& b) {
     return a.value == b.value;

struct my_hash
   : std::unary_function<my_type, std::size_t>
     std::size_t operator()(my_type const& t) const {
         return t.value;

int main() {

     boost::unordered_map<int, std::string, my_hash> mappings;

     mappings[1] = "one";
     mappings[2] = "two";
     mappings[3] = "three";

     std::cout << mappings[2] << '\n'; // two


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